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Turkey caught in a vicious Syrian circle bringing terror and war at home

The Turkish government, under the iron hand of the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, felt obliged to further challenge the Americans in the troubled region of the Middle East this past week. Dennis Kefalakos European Sting Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak and Erdogan’s spokesman Ibrahim Kalin questioned the… Turkey caught in… Read More »

5 Ways 2017 Could Be As Historic as 2016

Be on the lookout for something big, bold and unprecedented from the dealmaker-in-chief. Daniel R. DePetris The National Interest When the crystal ball dropped in Times Square this past Saturday, millions of people in New York threw the confetti, kissed their loved ones and sang Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York,” with an eye towards a more hopeful future. Tens of millions of… 5 Ways 2017 Could… Read More »

Germany’s terror divide

The splits within the ruling coalition in Berlin over how best to protect the public from terror attacks. By MATTHEW KARNITSCHNIG Politico BERLIN — Last month’s truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin has exposed a deep divide within the ruling coalition in Germany over how to protect the… Germany’s terror… Read More »

Is Iran following Russia’s lead in Syria?

Hamidreza Azizi wrote this week that Moscow’s Syria strategy includes helping “Iran and Turkey find common ground on the Syrian crisis and then [it can] concentrate its efforts on further proceeding with a political solution together with Turkey. Week in Review Al Monitor As such, it could be argued that Iran’s current approach toward the Syrian issue is effectively pursued through the gates of Russia.” Azizi added that because… Is Iran following Russia’s… Read More »

Another Popular Media Narrative Died Over The Holidays, And Hardly Anyone Noticed

Another false news narrative was put to rest over the holidays after President-elect Donald Trump was easily elected by the electoral college. Rachel Stoltzfood The Daily Caller For weeks after Trump won the election Nov. 8, the media churned out dozens and dozens of stories regarding the completely unrealistic possibility the electoral college would stage a revolt and put Democratic nominee Hillary… Another Popular Media… Read More »

The Observer view on Turkey and Putin’s malign patronage

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan blames the US for many of his country’s troubles but we must be wary of his closer ties with Russia Observer editorial The Guardian Little noticed amid the uproar over last week’s terrorist attacks in Izmir and Istanbul has been Turkey’s linked escalation of a The Observer view… Read More »